Ube dessert places in Metro Manila
If there’s one flavor that reminds us of being a Filipino, ube, with its bright purple hue, is probably on top of our minds. It’s a flavor we fondly remember as part of our childhoods, and is often served as a ube halaya dessert or offered as a sorbetes flavor by your local ice cream vendor.
It’s no wonder then that we love to create various renditions of ube we haven’t done before. From Peachboy Restaurant to The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery, here are 10 ube dessert places in Metro Manila crafting unique ube desserts to satisfy your unlimited purple yam cravings.
1. Peach Boy Restaurant – Ube Lava Pancakes
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Spoiling our cravings for ube, Peach Boy Restaurant’s Ube Lava Pancake (P215, ~USD4.51) is a purple explosion of five pancakes drenched in ube halaya sauce. The pancakes have actual ube fillings too, as if satisfying our eyesight with everything purple isn’t enough.
For the sugar-conscious, ask for less syrup. These five fluffy stacks of pancakes are good for 2-3 persons – or more, considering that we’re talking about five fluffy pieces of pancake goodness.
Address: 11 Calbayog Street, Cor. Domingo M. Guevara, Mandaluyong 1550, Metro Manila
Opening hours: Mon–Sat, 10AM-6PM | Closed Sundays
2. Dunkin Donuts – Ube Munchkins
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Dunkin Donuts Philippines finally heeded our call when they launched their ube munchkins in October 2019 – a new flavor addition to the brand’s usual butternut munchkins. And as anyone could guess, the new ube munchkins were well-received – for good reasons.
Affordable at P10 (~USD0.09) per piece or P349 (~USD3.17) for a 40-piece bucket, these small, chewy balls are balanced with sweetness and saltiness.
3. Conti’s Bakeshop & Restaurant – Ube Custard Cake
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We love Conti’s Mango Bravo cakes, but we love them even more for bringing back the beloved ube flavor to their roster of cakes.
Covered in purple frosting and filled with real purple yam and layers of custard, Conti’s Ube Custard Cake (P935, ~USD8.49) has now established itself as the bakeshop’s classic, ever since it was gone for a while after its launch in 2016. It was relaunched in April 2019 in Conti’s menu to satisfy our cravings for an ube-flavored cake, baked with just the right note of sweetness and texture.
To order online, click here.
4. Bellefleur by Beatrix – Frozen Ube Brazo
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We probably couldn’t ask for more in this layered cake that combines three desserts in one gastronomic goodness. Bellefleur by Beatrix’s Frozen Ube Brazo (price upon request) combines brazo de mercedes, leche flan, and ube, and while it may look too sweet for the sugar-conscious, each layer of the cake complements each other.
Address: G/F Unimart, Greenhills Shopping Centre, Club Filipino Drive, Greenhills, San Juan 1503, Metro Manila
Opening hours: 10AM-6PM, Daily
Mobile: 0945 123 4577
5. Little Chef – Ube Cheesedesal
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Perhaps there’s nothing more Filipino in this combination, a mix of staples we Filipinos have grown up with: pandesal and ube. Start your mornings with this Ube Cheesedesal (P180, ~USD3.77 per box of 10), filled with cheese filling that will delight your palate. Equal parts soft, fluffy, and creamy, these pandesal can be ordered online from Little Chef’s.
Address: 18 Tangali St., Brgy. San Jose 1115, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Mobile: 0977 844 1329
6. Providore – Ube Champorado
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A well-reviewed staple in Providore, this Ube Champorado (P195, ~USD1.77) is from the careful hands of Chef Kalel Chan, crafted with white chocolate tres leches sauce and dessicated coconut.
A crispy danggit or dried salted fish is drizzled on top for a hint of saltiness and to complete the overall look of this unique take on the beloved champorado.
Address: G/F, SM Aura Premier, 8 McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City 1635, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Opening hours: 10AM-8PM, Daily
Mobile: 2 802 9448
7. Scout’s Honor – Gooey Ube
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Ube is such a flavor commonly shared by Filipinos that no wonder Scout’s Honor, a local craft cookie shop, had to create their rendition of ube in the Gooey Ube (P95 each, ~USD0.86) cookie.
Aside from the unique flavor, the Gooey Ube cookie is also topped with candied mango strips and marshmallows, balancing out the gooeyness that this craft cookie’s name promises.
For a list of branches, click here.
8. The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery – Ube Waffles in Salted Egg Sauce with Buttermilk Fried Chicken
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Tasting like our favorite puto bumbong, The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery’s Ube Waffles in Salted Egg Sauce (P325, ~USD6.81 with chicken) are thick and fluffy with a slight hint of ube.
They come with maple syrup and salted egg sauce for an additional layer of texture and taste. These waffles are best paired with the Buttermilk Fried Chicken, but can also be ordered a la carte.
Address: U.P. Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Barangay UP Campus 1101, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Opening hours: 10.30AM-7PM, Daily
Ube dessert places in Metro Manila
Purple yam has been such a beloved flavor that the local food scene keeps on coming up with new, unique, and creative renditions of the humble favorite.
From Peachboy Restaurant to The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery, satisfy your ube cravings with new takes on the good old flavor.
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